ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed deep concern over the ever-growing hazard of assaults on working journalists in Balochistan by extremists and non secular bigots.
Based on a press launch, PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary-Common Ayub Jan Sarhandi stated in a press release Thursday that it had grow to be extraordinarily troublesome for journalists in Balochistan to carry out their skilled duties.
“A variety of newspapers within the province have closed down. Newspaper workplaces are being attacked frequently. Greater than 18 press golf equipment have been locked up. Journalists are performing their duties underneath grave threats from totally different teams and no safety is being offered,” the union workplace-bearers stated.
“We’re of the view that such unannounced restrictions on journalists in Balochistan have inflicted immense loss on the liberty of the press. The variety of journalists who laid down their lives within the line of obligation is the very best in Balochistan. Probably the most regrettable half is that no assassin has up to now been arrested nor investigations, in any case, proved fruitful,” Butt stated.
Sarhandi stated that PFUJ believes the federal government has failed to guard journalists they usually have been left alone and unguarded in Balochistan. “If the state itself is unable to offer safety to journalists, we now have nowhere to go. The state of affairs is unacceptable for PFUJ.”
The PFUJ stated the federal government should get up and take instant discover of the state of affairs in Balochistan and supply safety to journalists. If this goes unnoticed, PFUJ won’t hesitate to take the acute step.
A excessive-degree assembly of PFUJ will take inventory of the state of affairs and mull over subsequent line of motion. An announcement on this regard can be made quickly, the assertion stated.
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